Four beers to add to your summer rotation
April 26 2017
We’ve put together a list of four summer beers that you’ll find Michiganders sipping this summer, and while some are from the mitten state and some aren’t, you’ll be sure to find...
Twenty years later, ‘Rent’ offers window into HIV/AIDS epidemic
March 15 2017
David Merino was in fifth grade when he caught a clip from the 2005 film version of “Rent” on television. Instantly hooked, he soon managed to see the whole film and then picked up the original...
Oct. 19 2016
Voting is the first and most basic way we can continue to make progress, protect what gains we have achieved, and eventually stop the suffering. I asked some folks in the area why they vote and this year,...
Lewis Black talks politics, theater and ‘The Daily Show’
Sept. 14 2016
Lewis Black has built a career on anger. The standup comedian rose to national notoriety through “Back in Black,” a recurring segment on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” where...
Bountiful thrift store sits you down and heats your pizza
Aug. 17 2016
It’s hard to believe we almost lost the surprisingly cozy 23,000-square-foot St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to a fire in 2011. In spite of the imposing, almosttoo-nice-looking 2013 rebuild, the...
Feb. 24 2016
Also hitting the stage are Grand Rapids-based indie folk outfit the Crane Wives and Chicago-based ambient-indie rockers Steve Leaf & the Ex- Pats. Making its Lansing debut at the show is Public Access,...
MSU's "Hair" and Ixion's "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"
April 22 2015
Ageless Aquarius MSU’s production of ‘Hair’ still feels edgy, relevant It’s been nearly 50 years since the dawning of the “age of Aquarius,” and yet the...
Knight Cap chef resurrects Jambalaya´s menu, recalls glory days
Feb. 19 2014
When I last talked with larger-than-life Chef Carl Davis, he was in no mood to swap stories about his most storied gig, at the Jambalaya’s on Round Lake in Laingsburg. It was 2006, Jambalaya’s...
Post-surgery, Old Town co-founder ready to get her hands dirty again
Sept. 18 2013
Roxanne Frith was part of the team that started the renovation process of Old Town in the late ´70s. Through her knack for coaxing life from the earth and her dedication to the art of photography,...
Romantic comedy ‘Detroit Unleaded’ explores Michigan’s Lebanese culture
Feb. 12 2014
If downtrodden, demoralized Detroit needs representation to prove that it’s still alive, that its huge heart still pulses with the lifeblood of iron-willed, diverse ethnic groups, “Detroit...
English Inn tour peels back secrets of a 1927 country estate
May 8 2013
When choosing her jewelry for the night, the lady of the house could reach under the vanity and press a hidden button, revealing a secret panel in the bathroom. It was probably also used to hide hooch...
LCC gets romantic with metaphysical body switch comedy
Feb. 19 2014
In “Prelude to a Kiss,” the souls of a confused young woman and a desperate old man magically switch bodies, giving him a second chance at youth and her a virtual death sentence
Jan. 2 2014
The big freeze of 2013 began with a cannonade of falling limbs and orange flashes. A softer music filled the streets the following Saturday, as bits of melting ice tinkled from tree limbs to the ground....
One year on, East Lansing is still waiting for economic ripples from the Broad
Oct. 30 2013
Can a 64,000-square-foot steel and concrete trapezoid drop into a sea of beer and refried beans without making a ripple? It would seem so
'Nonviolent tactics are the best political tactics'
Feb. 27 2013
"Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey" is an annual lecture series featuring icons of the African-American struggle for civil rights. Rev. James Lawson, 84, is the final speaker in the series. Time...
Circulation's down for the LSJ since it unveiled a paywall six months ago, though corporate is confident
Nov. 7 2012
Diane Gracia-Wing, an East Lansing resident who subscribed to the Lansing State Journal for over 30 years, says her hometown daily is useless to her. For Gracia-Wing, the quality of content has declined...
Oct. 17 2012
This week's previews and reviews
Riverwalk undertakes ambitious play with ambitious set
Jan. 9 2013
"If you build it, he will come" is one of the most iconic lines in movie history. Local director Emily English Clark may not have built the set for "August: Osage County," the play she's directing —...
n and now: What A Difference A Year Can Make
Aug. 22 2012
Last year's Court of Appeals decision in what's commonly known as the "McQueen case" effectively rid Michigan Avenue of nearly all 11 of its medical marijuana dispensaries. Today, only one remains. While...
River conservation program still going strong after two decades
May 1 2013
Booze bottles, syringes, old cars — just a sampling of what's been pulled out of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers since the Adopt A River campaign debuted 20 years ago

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